Bible: Ephesians 5:3-14

5:3 But 1  among you there must not be either sexual immorality, impurity of any kind, 2  or greed, as these are not fitting for the saints. 3  5:4 Neither should there be vulgar speech, foolish talk, or coarse jesting – all of which are out of character – but rather thanksgiving. 5:5 For you can be confident of this one thing: 4  that no person who is immoral, impure, or greedy (such a person is an idolater) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Live in the Light

5:6 Let nobody deceive you with empty words, for because of these things God’s wrath comes on the sons of disobedience. 5  5:7 Therefore do not be partakers with them, 6  5:8 for you were at one time darkness, but now you are 7  light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light 5:9 for the fruit of the light 8  consists in 9  all goodness, righteousness, and truth 5:10 trying to learn 10  what is pleasing to the Lord. 5:11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather 11  expose them. 12  5:12 For the things they do 13  in secret are shameful even to mention. 5:13 But all things being exposed by the light are made evident. 5:14 For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says: 14 

“Awake, 15  O sleeper! 16 

Rise from the dead,

and Christ will shine on you! 17 

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